Aether Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to aether

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Posts with mentions or reviews of aether. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-01-07.
  • the #1 post on /r/antiwork
    1 project | | 26 Jan 2022
    Aether - Desktop app that's P2P. Once there's enough active users on a board/community, the election functions turn on. The devs have an interesting take on it though; instead of giving the elected mods full control over a board, their actions only affect/are only seen by those who voted for them. If you didn't vote for a mod, and they deleted some comment or thread, you would still see that comment/thread.
  • I created a Path of Exile sub on Aether
    1 project | | 16 Jan 2022
    Aether is a decentralized reddit. You can simply unsubscribe from a moderator if you don't like what they do.
  • Reddit IPOs in a few months and goes public
    1 project | | 9 Jan 2022
  • My First Impressions of Web3
    12 projects | | 7 Jan 2022
    I love the idea(ls) of cryptocurrencies and yet I hate "web3" because it's a misnomer that led to a series of misconstructions:

    Web3 is futile because it attempts to rebuild the Web (1) on an abysmally resource-constrained global computer which (2) uses a bunch of protocols that makes it impossible interact with using web browsers thus requiring a series of intermediary parties whom participants have to rely on. It is not even the fact that I need to trust those intermediaries, I trust a bunch of Web 2 corporations for some of the most critical services anyway, but the fact that we end up where we have started except it is now more expensive and much slower.

    It is easy to dismiss Web3 as such, but that would not be fruitful. Besides all financial incentives, I (would like to) believe that there is a group of people who are sincerely interested in a more decentralized web, or rather, a web that is decentralized in a fundamentally different way than Web 2 and Web 1 are and were. To make it more concrete, there is an interest in decoupling authoring and hosting of web services; Linux distributions have had mirrors all over the world for the efficient distribution of data years before BitTorrent, so the magic of BitTorrent was not just about its efficiency promises, but in bringing content-addressed data to masses and thus decoupling the authoring (torrent creating) and the hosting (seeding) of content. Instead of having to ask Debian's permission to set up a mirror, I could now simply seed its torrent. It thus mattered that this decoupling has been implemented not at a social level (mirrors) but at a protocol level (peers).

    You may be familiar with the concept of cardinality in databases: one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many. Indeed, it can be just as useful to describe the access patterns to databases:

    (A) A one-for-one database is where a single writer is storing data for themselves. In the world of decentralized apps (not necessarily crypto-ridden web3), a good example is (and Zero Data Apps[0] in general) which allows you to "bring your own storage". On desktop, you have Joplin[1] for note-keeping that can synchronize to various cloud services.

    (B) A one-for-many database is where a single writer is distributing content to many. BitTorrent and IPFS are prime examples of this.

    (C) On the other hand, a many-for-many database is one that multiple writers store data for multiple readers. A centralized example of this is Hacker News, Twitter, reddit, and so on... This is what web3 attempts to be. There are a couple application-level attempts[2] at this, but not as much at a lower level that can enable arbitrary many-for-many use cases except blockchains.

    Sadly the critics of web3 do not acknowledge that there are legitimate use cases for decentralized many-to-many databases that would, for instance, allow members of Hacker News to be able to host it in the same way that they are able to seed an existing torrent, and there are currently no other application-agnostic solutions than blockchains. Sadly, again, the proponents of web3 do not realize that the consistency guarantees of a financial ledger are too unnecessarily strict for many use cases.

    I am working on a many-for-many database with much lesser consistency guarantees using SQLite and based on CRDTs designed to be used in browsers from day one (hence, as an example, using P-256[3] for public key cryptography rather than Bitcoin's and Ethereum's secp256k1 as the former is readily available in WebCrypto). This is something I do in my spare time and 100% for experimentation and fun without any financial motives or elements; let me know if you are interested in collaborating or following, email in the bio.






  • Documenting the reasons for this subreddit as p2p goals.
    2 projects | | 6 Jan 2022
    There is also Aether which is a decentralized reddit alternative. Doesn't work as an index due to the ephemerality, but serves as a discussion board.
  • Citadel explaining how market makers are able to rig the options market in their own favor using PFOF, before Citadel Securities became the most powerful Market Market.
    1 project | | 6 Jan 2022
  • A change in fallback
    2 projects | | 29 Dec 2021
    Also, while we're on the subject, if you want a fully decentralized reddit-like experience, I want to point out Aether which already has a piracy community. It's more ephemeral, but still a great place to ask direct questions and share links.
  • Proposal: Using Aether as an alternative OR addition to Reddit
    1 project | | 28 Dec 2021
    So the first question is: What the fuck is Aether?
  • Aether: Peer-to-peer ephemeral public communities
    1 project | | 27 Dec 2021
  • Superhighway84 – a Usenet-inspired decentralized internet discussion system
    3 projects | | 27 Dec 2021
    And having mod elections amd other stuff.

  • Our free speech is a stake.
    1 project | | 25 Dec 2021
    Last time someone mentioned - it's pretty dead though.
  • Looking for a privacy centered social platform. Tried crossposting, but didn't work.
    2 projects | | 23 Dec 2021
    •For a Reddit alternative: Aether •For a Discord alternative: Element
  • We need to lock the float before Reddit goes public.
    1 project | | 19 Dec 2021
    also, there is a "GameStopMoass" thread with links to the dd and mentions of the backup youtube channels on Aether ( which is a peer 2 peer ephemeral public community where you can vote and elect mods.
  • In case reddit decides for whatever reason to smash this sub
    1 project | | 19 Dec 2021
  • Once reddit IPO's I want to reimplement it. But I can't do it alone.
    7 projects | | 19 Dec 2021
    Before you all commit to a project like this, you might want to check out Lemmy or Aether.


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